Job Title: Outreach Support Worker
Salary: £ 22,400.00
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including early mornings, evenings and weekends on a rota basis.
Holidays: 22 Days plus Bank Holidays pro rata
Based at: Locations throughout the Wigan Borough
Responsible to: Outreach Team Lead
Accountable to: Queen’s Hall Action on Poverty Trustees
Closing Date: 12 Noon Friday 27th August 2021
Interviews : W/C 30th August 2021
To Apply : Please review the attached documents and upload your CV and Covering letter using following link https://hr.breathehr.com/v/outreach-support-worker-18026
The key role will be to engage with individuals in the borough who are rough sleeping and who at present do not access services. The Post Holder will utilise their skills and experience to continue to work towards and develop partnerships, develop specific referral pathways into accommodation and recovery services, gather intelligence, build trust and respect, and lead and contribute to extensive outreach within the community. The post holder will, in partnership with other existing services and organisations, identify barriers into accommodation and treatment and work on creating and delivering solutions to these barriers. The post holder will also focus on early intervention, assertive and pro- active attrition work engaging individuals who are rough sleeping. The Outreach and Engagement team will be responsible for contributing to the overall performance of the service to ensure that contractual output targets are achieved. They will also be required to record and input data and information in order that the service operates within contractual, administrative and financial requirements. The post holder will be required to work across a number of operational sites across the borough as required and work flexibly to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision. This will include evening and weekend working and extensive street outreach. The post holder will be expected to take responsibility for personal development, identifying personal training needs and participate in regular supervision and appraisal.